Facing continental Europe stands the United Kingdom, a country that intrigues, captivates and surprises. On its territory are four nations with a painful past: Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. And if they are now one, the remains of their history recall the centuries-old struggles of one another, and the invasions and migrations that Great Britain experienced: Romans, Celts, Vikings, Saxons, Normans, Angles... Reading a tourist guide about the United Kingdom is like getting to grips with this cultural pluralism and these different influences. It's about discovering London's hectic streets, its rock culture, its buildings and its districts with a strong identity. It's a walk through the docks of Liverpool in the footsteps of the Beatles. It is to immerse yourself in the tormented history ofBelfast. It's about admiring the landscapes of Cornwall or the Highlands. It is taking the boat to land on the Orkneys or Shetlands. It's going to a rugby match in Cardiff, a football match in Manchester. It's tasting a fish & chips and tasting a whisky. It's sleeping in a small cottage. It is to visit one of the many castles that the island offers. It means taking an interest in one of the oldest monarchies in Europe. So, despite the shock of the Brexit, left-hand drive and habits that are sometimes beyond us, the United Kingdom is very close by. Ferry, Eurostar, airplane and Channel Tunnel make it easy to reach the United Kingdom!